New Delhi: A massive earthquake jolted large parts of northern India including the Delhi NCR region late on Tuesday evening.
According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was 133 kilometres from Fayzabad in Afghanistan. The earthquake was measured at 6.8 on the Richter Scale.
Apart from India and Afghanistan, the other affected countries include Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Kyrgyzstan.
In India, strong earthquake tremors were felt in the national capital Delhi and adjoining areas on Tuesday evening.Many people came to open spaces in residential buildings as tremors were felt for a while.
“Many of the residents of our building came to the common ground area. People were checking their phones constantly for any updates,” news agency ANI quoted a local resident of Sector 22 in Noida as saying.
The earthquake struck at around 10.20 pm IST. Apart from the Delhi NCR region, tremors were also felt in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.
An official from the Delhi Fire Services was quoted as saying by ANI that they have received a call about the tilting of a building in the Shakarpur area of Delhi.
ARY News reported that earthquake tremors shook several cities in Pakistan including the capital Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.
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